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Pivotal juncture

Saturday, Dec 09, 2023

This letter refers to the article ‘At a crucial crossroads’ (TNS, December 3, 2023) by Dr Ikramul Haq and Abdul Rauf Shakoori. The article highlights the imperative for political leaders to embrace a people-centric approach amidst Pakistan’s precarious fiscal situation. With GDP projections revised downward and economic sectors experiencing contractions, the call for sustained, fundamental reforms becomes paramount.

The recent positive momentum in agriculture and industry offers a glimmer of hope, yet, the persistence of vested interests poses a challenge to genuine structural changes. The disconnect between the political leadership and ground realities, coupled with a lack of substantive efforts for reform, highlights the need for concrete measures addressing citizen concerns.

Sajjad Rizvi

Lahore